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Yeovil Town 2-2 Bolton Wanderers

Zat Knight

Yeovil squandered the chance to move out of the Championship relegation zone as they threw away a two-goal lead and missed a penalty in a draw with Bolton.

Ishmael Miller volleyed home from close range and Kevin Dawson made it 2-0.

Lukas Jutkiewicz pulled one back but Bolton went down to 10 men and conceded a penalty when Alex Baptiste fouled Dawson in the 80th minute.

Miller's penalty was saved by Adam Bodgan and Zat Knight scored a headed equaliser two minutes later.

The result leaves Yeovil 23rd, one point off safety, while Bolton are nine points above the relegation zone.

Yeovil had to weather an early storm from their visitors, with Jutkiewicz and Baptiste missing early chances.

But they led when Dawson fed Miller to open the scoring with his fifth goal in five games.

Tom Lawrence was impressive for the hosts and he forced a save from Bogdan with a 25-yard drive, before setting up Dawson, who finished calmly.

Bolton were better after half-time and Mohamed Kamara had two early chances, skewing a shot wide and then firing a weak effort at Marek Stech.

They pulled one back when Jutkiewicz found space to fire an effort into the far corner.

But Yeovil, a non-league team until 2003, should have sealed a first ever victory against Bolton when Baptiste was sent off and they were awarded a penalty. The visitors were livid with the decision but celebrated moments later when Bogdan pulled off a brilliant save from Miller.

And it got better for the Trotters in the 83rd minute when Knight's header looped over Stech.

Yeovil manager Gary Johnson:

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Post-match: Yeovil manager Johnson

"It does feel like a defeat but we've played a team who were one of the favourites for promotion this year, even if Bolton are struggling in the league.

"We were magnificent in the first half and it feels like a defeat for all of us - supporters, players and the management - because of the nature of being 2-0 up.

"We didn't come out well after half-time. We got the players out early for the second half but Bolton got an early goal which gave them the impetus and we then had to defend."

Bolton manager Dougie Freedman:

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Post-match: Bolton manager Freedman

"Half-time came at a good time for us and we had some strong words and tactically changed the team to go more direct.

"In the end I thought the three points could have gone our way and I'm disappointed not to win it.

"Obviously they had a penalty, I've got no complaints about that or the sending off, but when they missed that penalty it was one-and-a-half minutes before we went up the other end to score.

"We had enough chances to win the football match."

Line-ups

Yeovil

  • 1Stech
  • 2Ayling
  • 3McAllister
  • 4Edwards
  • 5Webster
  • 15Duffy
  • 7DawsonSubstituted forGrantat 87'minutes
  • 19Ralls
  • 13MooreSubstituted forHayterat 87'minutes
  • 27Miller
  • 11Lawrence

Substitutes

  • 9Hayter
  • 14Hoskins
  • 18Lanzoni
  • 23Grant
  • 24Dunn
  • 26Ofori-Twumasi
  • 29Morgan

Bolton

  • 1BogdanBooked at 90mins
  • 3Hutton
  • 15BaptisteBooked at 80mins
  • 6Spearing
  • 12Knight
  • 5Ream
  • 44Kamara
  • 18Danns
  • 26MasonSubstituted forBeckfordat 66'minutes
  • 29JutkiewiczSubstituted forWheaterat 85'minutes
  • 16DaviesSubstituted forMoritzat 74'minutesBooked at 80mins

Substitutes

  • 10Beckford
  • 11Hall
  • 14Moritz
  • 17Trotter
  • 24Lonergan
  • 27Lee
  • 31Wheater
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
6,344

Match Stats

Home TeamYeovilAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home19
Away15
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Yeovil Town 2, Bolton Wanderers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Yeovil Town 2, Bolton Wanderers 2.

Attempt missed. Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Alan Hutton following a fast break.

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Neil Danns tries a through ball, but Jermaine Beckford is caught offside.

Booking

Adam Bogdan (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Adam Bogdan.

Attempt saved. Shane Duffy (Yeovil Town) header from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Lawrence with a cross.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by David Wheater.

Attempt blocked. Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Lawrence.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Joel Grant replaces Kevin Dawson.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. James Hayter replaces Kieffer Moore.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. David Wheater replaces Lukas Jutkiewicz.

Alan Hutton (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town).

Attempt saved. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by André Moritz.

Goal!

Goal! Yeovil Town 2, Bolton Wanderers 2. Zat Knight (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Medo following a set piece situation.

Lukas Jutkiewicz (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town).

Penalty missed! Still Yeovil Town 2, Bolton Wanderers 1. Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town) hits the right post with a left footed shot.

Booking

André Moritz (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Dismissal

Alex Baptiste (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the red card.

Penalty conceded by Alex Baptiste (Bolton Wanderers) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Yeovil Town. Kevin Dawson draws a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt missed. Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Alex Baptiste.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. André Moritz replaces Mark Davies.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Jamie McAllister.

Attempt missed. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Neil Danns.

Attempt missed. Tom Lawrence (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Joe Edwards.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Jermaine Beckford replaces Joe Mason.

Foul by Medo (Bolton Wanderers).

Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kieffer Moore.

Attempt missed. Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kieffer Moore.

Alan Hutton (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town).

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Tom Lawrence.

Attempt saved. Joe Mason (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lukas Jutkiewicz with a headed pass.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Byron Webster.

Attempt blocked. Alex Baptiste (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lukas Jutkiewicz.

Goal!

Goal! Yeovil Town 2, Bolton Wanderers 1. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Neil Danns with a headed pass.

goal

As It Stood

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4QPR37199946321466
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6Reading3716111058421659
7Nottm Forest37141585546957
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17Bolton37914144854-641
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19Doncaster371010173354-2140
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23Yeovil37710203557-2231
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